Written in blood? Meet the shrink who says psychopaths can be ‘cured’

The man behind ‘Killing Eve’ has met the worst of them – but says even the most bloodthirsty can be reformed

15 October 2020 - 20:01 By Luke Mintz

On the first day of his new job, psychiatrist Dr Mark Freestone received an unnerving lesson in just how easy it is to be manipulated by a criminal psychopath.

He was taking part in a government scheme, in which he visited Britain’s most notorious psychiatric hospitals in a bid to understand the minds of their most dangerous inmates. Two months of training had taught him how to incapacitate an attacker without leaving a bruise, and instilled in him a fear of letting a psychopath trick him into causing a security breach - a blunder that could well end his career...

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